Advice on choosing screws for bookshelves
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SighMartini
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Advice on choosing screws for bookshelves

by SighMartini » Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:49 pm

Hi there, I've been googling but I seem to be getting more confused.

(https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/bergshult- ... s99290623/)

I am hanging 120cm particleboard IKEA bookshelves with 3 brackets into brick masonry and I can't work out what size screws and wall plugs to use. Ideally they'll be bearing two layers of books so they'll need to be strong.

I have an impact drill and I've hung a couple using 40mm screws/plugs and they feel secure but now I'm worried the screws are too short?

Many thanks

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Re: Advice on choosing screws for bookshelves

by stoneyboy » Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:44 pm

Hi sighmartini
It looks like you will be loosing 20mm of the screw length in the bracket so suggest you go for 60mm screws.
Regards S

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Re: Advice on choosing screws for bookshelves

by SighMartini » Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:02 pm

stoneyboy wrote:Hi sighmartini
It looks like you will be loosing 20mm of the screw length in the bracket so suggest you go for 60mm screws.
Regards S


Ah, good point. Any recommendation for the screw gauge, drill bit size and plug size? I'm drilling into brick with a layer of plaster on top

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